A lot of people seem to have misunderstood my pieceA Non-Programmer’s Apologyand my blog more generally. Let me explain:
I am 19 and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in an apartment with two others. The three of us together work full-time on the sitereddit.comand I spend most of my days working on programming and various related tasks for it.
In the nights and weekends I read and think and write. I’m working on a large book project, which I expect to take years, and which I don’t discuss much on the Web.
I also think about lots of things, many of which don’t relate to either reddit or the book project. When a thought crystalizes I type it up and post it to my blog. I don’t read it before I post it, I don’t show it to anyone, and I don’t edit it. I literally sit down and type one word after another and hit save and hit upload. (Obviously, there are some exceptions, but this is standard practice.)
If you think the writing here is poor, that’s probably why. Real writing takes editing. But I don’t consider this writing, I consider this thinking. I like sharing my thoughts and I like hearing yours and I like practicing expressing ideas, but fundamentally this blog is not for you, it’s for me. I’m sorry. Maybe that isn’t how it should be, but at least for now that’s how it is. In my defense, nobody’s making you come here.
I plan to keep doing this until the company fails or becomes a huge success.
Afterwards, I hope to work on the book project (and a related project) full time.
I hope that clears things up.
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June 20, 2006